Sushi handrolls at Rappu
Exclusively serving up value-for-money flat iron steak, The Feather Blade revolutionised the steak scene in Singapore since it opened as a pop-up and finally settled permanently last year. This time, they’re doing the same to the sushi scene with RAPPU, in the space that houses REVAMP Bar & Kitchen at Tanjong Pagar.
Similar to The Feather Blade, the menu is focused and kept to a full course that features six different types of handrolls for $36++. It’s quite good value for money, considering that premium ingredients such as engawa and kampachi are used.
In true sushi bar style, everything is made fresh in front of diners. The rolls are served in courses and this ensures that the seaweed stays crispy while bringing out the best flavour from the rolls.
Warm sushi rice is served and it gets changed periodically through the meal. This makes it a step up from Kaiten sushi chains like Genki Sushi and Sushiro. While sushi bar theatrics such as watching the sushi chef expertly slice fish is not possible here, it’s still fun catching the staff prepare the sushi rolls.
A favourite among everyone at the table was the engawa. It features generous slices of fluke fin that are lightly seared with a blow torch and glazed with a touch of sweet sauce.
Another item that we liked was the kampachi roll, which packed the fish’s signature buttery flavour. It was simply served with a dry rub of mild spices to bring out its natural sweetness.
A small teacup of warm miso clam soup is served at the end of the course to wash everything down. It’s a nice touch and the single piece of Asari calm was plump and juicy.
There’s also a special High Roller ($28++) roll that packs in Wagyu, uni, caviar, and gold flakes. This opulent roll is definitely a splurge. Nevertheless, it was quite impressive thanks to the sharp flavours of ikura paired with the rich Wagyu and caviar.
A Sake Pairing ($18++) is available and they’re matched with every sushi roll to complement each other.
This exciting concept will remain a pop-up for now, and will only be open for eight consecutive Sundays. The opening date has yet to be released but will appear on Rappu’s Instagram page in time to come. Bookmark this page for updates!
The handrolls here might not offer an authentic sushi bar experience, but I’m thankful that it remains that way. Instead, it gives off a fun and casual vibe that makes it a place to revisit over and over again. And at $36++ for a full course, this might just be the latest sensation in town—at least for the next eight Sundays or so.
Address: 61 Tanjong Pagar Road, Singapore 08848
Opening hours: TBA
Photos taken by Lim An.
This was a media tasting at Rappu.